[ download Textbooks ] A Burning Author Megha Majumdar – Andy-palmer.co.uk

A Burning For Readers Of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, And Jhumpa Lahiri, An Electrifying Debut Novel About Three Unforgettable Characters Who Seek To Rise To The Middle Class, To Political Power, To Fame In The Movies And Find Their Lives Entangled In The Wake Of A Catastrophe In Contemporary IndiaJivan Is A Muslim Girl From The Slums, Determined To Move Up In Life, Who Is Accused Of Executing A Terrorist Attack On A Train Because Of A Careless Comment On Facebook PT Sir Is An Opportunistic Gym Teacher Who Hitches His Aspirations To A Right Wing Political Party, And Finds That His Own Ascent Becomes Linked To Jivan S Fall Lovely An Irresistible Outcast Whose Exuberant Voice And Dreams Of Glory Fill The Novel With Warmth And Hope And Humor Has The Alibi That Can Set Jivan Free, But It Will Cost Her Everything She Holds DearTaut, Symphonic, Propulsive, And Riveting From Its Opening Lines, A Burning Has The Force Of An Epic While Being So Masterfully Compressed It Can Be Read In A Single Sitting Majumdar Writes With Dazzling Assurance At A Breakneck Pace On Complex Themes That Read Here As The Components Of A Thriller Class, Fate, Corruption, Justice, And What It Feels Like To Face Profound Obstacles And Yet Nurture Big Dreams In A Country Spinning Toward Extremism An Extraordinary Debut


About the Author: Megha Majumdar

MEGHA MAJUMDAR was born and raised in Kolkata, India She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University She works as an editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City A Burning is her first book Follow her on Twitter MeghaMaj and Instagram megha.maj



10 thoughts on “A Burning

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    find this review others on my blog At the start of Majumdar s standout debut novel, Jivan, a young Muslim woman, makes a Facebook post that takes a jab at the government s handling of a train bombing in Bengal Someone hastens to whisper of it, and Jivan lands in a prison cell, charged with the attack before night finishes falling Everyone, suddenly, had known her, everyone had heard her speak ill of her country, everyone had


  2. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    A wonderfully plotted, ambitious debut novel by a writer with a lot to offer, the story of 3 lives intersecting around a single, harrowing lie Majumdar takes major risks with a multi perspective, voice driven novel whose politics often occur in the background, but her excellent plotting abilities kept me flying through this.


  3. Marchpane Marchpane says:

    A Burning begins with a conflagration For the reader, this novel is a lit fuse an exercise in tension, perfectly paced.Majumdar covers a lot of ground in this short and deceptively simple novel, set in India in the aftermath of a terrorist attack An earnest young woman accused of the crime a schoolteacher dipping his toe into politics and a Hijra actress in search of stardom are the main players Through subtle means, the characters are g


  4. Jill Jill says:

    It all starts simply enough an idealistic young Muslim girl uses her very first costly device with her own salary, a SmartPhone, to join in the conversation on Facebook A vicious train attack by terrorists has just taken place and right afterwards, she posts an ill advised comment.With that propulsive opening, A Burning ignites a firestorm that asks searing questions Whose future is it How far are we willing to go to take our place into a better


  5. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    I m glad I read this Megha Majumdar s debut novel It felt like the most advertised promoted book of this summer I needed to read what all the fuss about.I ve many memories of the year I spent living in India Memories of those crowed trains too, stood out So.It was easy to visualize the opening scene..really frightening of how people could NOT get OUT.when flaming torches were burning them alive almost instantly There was almost no focus on the people w


  6. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    Megha Majumdar s debut novel, A Burning, is aptly named This all consuming story rages along, bright and scalding, illuminating three intertwined lives in contemporary India Majumdar, who was raised in West Bengal before attending Harvard University and moving to New York, demonstrates an uncanny ability to capture the vast scope of a tumultuous society by attending to the hopes and fears of people living on the margins The effect is transporting, often thril


  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    3.3 A Burning is a raging novel with a plot and characters there mainly to serve its point about injustice and corruption in modern India Unlike most reviewers, I was disappointed I found it disturbing but thin Actually, although lacking as a novel, I think it would make an excellent play.


  8. Seemita Seemita says:

    A throbbing 3.5 stars Words I know they are potent they can bind and heal, rejuvenate and transform But, I also know, in equal measure, they can kill In A Burning , just a pale black string of words on a social media page makes a young Muslim girl, an enemy of the state, and takes her to the darks she had not felt even in the darkest corner of her dingy, tarp roofed house in a Kolkata slum A comment is all it takes for the 22 years of her life to be wiped clean off the sla


  9. Doug Doug says:

    3.5, rounded up.Although compulsively readable yay for short chapters , with an interesting structure and plot, I came away a bit unsatisfied I read a LOT of South Asian literature and am a huge Bollywood fan my cats are even named Priyanka, Bipasha, Chandni and may she rest in peace Deepika , and this just seemed to be recycling things I had already read seen, and felt somewhat simplistically pandering towards an American audience unfamiliar with India What I really liked was ho


  10. Jenna | JennaStopReading Jenna | JennaStopReading says:

    What a debut This book packed a seriously powerful punch in such a short amount of time While this is not the genre that I am typically drawn to, I really enjoyed this read.What made this book unique was the very different voices of the three POV s If I ever had to set the book down mid chapter, I very easily knew which character I was reading when I came back to the book Their tones and personalities were easily perceptible through the writing, making this book about a heavy subject ve


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